Today we ran out of time to talk about this, so students will need to look through and do a bit of research to bring with them on Monday! In our science unit, Small Crawling and Flying Animals, we have looked at bats, owls, invertebrates and vertebrates. Now comes the action piece. All around the world, and even here in Alberta, are animals who are endangered. We have even talked a little bit about what endangered means when we were learning about different types of owls. Who can remember what kind of owl is endangered here in Alberta (or the Prairie region) and why?? Leave a comment below with your answer!

Your homework for this weekend, is to learn about the different kinds of animals in Alberta/the Prairies that are endangered. Talk with your families about what you have learned and try to brainstorm ways that YOU could help save the animals! Click on the links below to find out more information and be ready to share your ideas on Monday!


http://raysweb.net/specialplaces/pages/places.html –> scroll to the bottom of the page and you will find a list of the different kinds of animals that are endangered in Alberta.

I am excited to hear all about the things that you learn about and the creative ideas that you will come up with to try and help!

14 Comments so far

  1.   Toban on November 16th, 2014          Reply

    The burrowing owl is an endangered owl on the prairies.

  2.   Lena Petersen on November 17th, 2014          Reply

    The Burrowing owl is endangered in Alberta because farmers put some sort of type of poison in the ground to keep gophers away. This accidentally kills the burrowing owls.

  3.   Lena Petersen on November 17th, 2014          Reply

    and some farmers say they are pests.

  4.   Mikyla on November 17th, 2014          Reply

    Hi Mrs.Plett,

    The burrowing owl is endangered because of development of their land which they live in.

  5.   Jen Berg on November 17th, 2014          Reply

    the burrowing owl is endangered because of development of their
    land whicr they live in.

  6.   jaden on November 18th, 2014          Reply

    The burrowing owl – they are endangered because the farmers spray chemicals and it can kill the owls.

  7.   Jessie on November 19th, 2014          Reply

    One of the reasons the burrowing owl is endangered is because we are tearing up their homes so we can build ours.

  8.   Alisa Bisschop on November 19th, 2014          Reply

    The burrowing owl is endangered. because farmers
    are spraying poison.
    from hayden

  9.   zarazavoda on November 20th, 2014          Reply

    the poison is called pesticide!!!love zara

  10.   linden on september 18,2014 on November 20th, 2014          Reply

    Burrowing Owl is endangered need life time protection for thier habitat

  11.   Josh on November 20th, 2014          Reply

    Hi Mrs Plett

    The burrowing owl is endangered in Alberta because they being killed by poison.

  12.   Aaliyah on November 21st, 2014          Reply

    The Burrowing Old

  13.   Aaliyah on November 21st, 2014          Reply

    They are being killed by poison

  14.   Tyler Kidd on November 25th, 2014          Reply

    The whooping crane is an endangered crane species named for its whooping sound. In 2003, there were about 153 pairs of whooping cranes. Along with the sandhill crane, it is one of only two crane species found in North America. (Wikipedia)

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